Celtic have again been linked with a move for Martin Boyle.
Neil Lennon was the first Celtic manager credited with an interest in the winger with the speculation continuing despite changes in management at both clubs.
Celtic and Hibs have had a troubled recent relationship over transfers with expected deals for Scott Allan and John McGinn failing to be completed.
The two clubs are believed to be negotiating the transfer of Ewan Henderson, the apparent delay may be related to Boyle’s situation being discussed.
The Times reports:
Hibernian are braced for offers from Celtic and an unnamed club from Abu Dhabi for winger Martin Boyle.
It is understood that the Easter Road club value the player at around £3 million after the 28-year-old signed a new long-term contract last summer. Boyle has been the subject of interest from Celtic in the past and was last month linked with a shock move to Al-Faisaly in Saudi Arabia. It is understood that there is now further interest in the player from the Middle East.
At the age of 28 it looked like Boyle had settled for life as a Hibs player when he signed a long term contract.
His pace has always been seen as an asset but over the last 18 months he has become a regular goalscorer although a number of those goals have been from the penalty spot.
This season he has scored 16 times but none since a hat-trick in the League Cup semi-final on November 21 which included one penalty.
With the two clubs playing each other in 11 days time there will be an extra edge to negotiations involving Henderson and Boyle.